UPDATED: PERSONS FEARED TRAPPED IN NEWPORT FLAT FIRE

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Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service (IWFRS) Logo with textThe Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service are responding to a property fire in Newport this evening (Saturday), where it is feared persons are trapped inside. 

3 fire appliances – 2 from Newport and 1 from Cowes – have been mobilised to West Street in the town to reports of a ground floor flat fire, according to fire control.

The incident is being treated as persons reported, with the Isle of Wight Ambulance Service and Police also mobilised to the scene.

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The Incident Command Unit is on scene coordinating the emergency response.

Firefighters were initially called to the scene at 17:42.

UPDATE @ 18:40 – It has been confirmed that a fire broke out in the hallway of the ground floor flat.

Fire crews have used a hose reel jet and 2 breathing apparatus to extinguish the fire. Positive pressure ventilation has been used to clear smoke from the building.

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It’s understood a man has been assisted from the flat, but has escaped injury.

 

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Geoff Hope

Let us hope that all innocent people and pets are saved. Very frightening for all concerned.

Janine Goodall

I live in West Street and the person was evacuated quickly and he was walking with the aid of firemen x

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